Mechel, one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, reported on March 13, 2017, launching a new longwall at V.I. Lenina Underground Mine which is part of Southern Kuzbass Coal Company.
V.I. Lenina Underground launched Longwall 0-5-2-13, whose industrial coal reserves are estimated at 369,000 tonnes of valuable coking coal grades.
The longwall is 120 meters long, the extraction panel is 630 meters.
Its coal will be supplied to Russian steelmakers.
Mining at the longwall will be conducted by a stoping complex including a stoping machine, a longwall conveyor and a re-loader with a crushing station.
The powered support system’s 84 sections are hydraulically equipped.
All equipment is up to modern safety standards.
Investment in the project totaled 270 million rubles.
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